The Town of Vienna is getting a little international flair this fall with C&T Boutique, which opened its doors in September along Maple Avenue.
Mayor Jane Seeman and several members of the Vienna Town Council were on hand Friday to help owner Hirut Fiseha cut the ribbon on her new boutique store, which features fashion designers from around the world with a focus on her native country of Ethiopia. Fiseha chose Vienna because of its’ close knit community feel in the shadow of the nation’s capital, she said.
“This is my first shop in Virginia,” said Fiseha who owned a similar boutique in Canada previously. “I love Vienna, its different, I’ve always wanted to be in this kind of area where the business community is thriving and you also have a sense of connection, there are so many families here. This is the kind of place I wanted to be to expand my dream.”
Fiesha hopes the boutique, located above Burke and Herbert Bank, is a hit among local shoppers looking for a different option from the department stores and traffic jams of nearby Tysons Corner. The shop also offers custom tailoring and a wide array of jewelry options for consumers to choose from. Bright colors and the separation of the clothes and tailoring area gives it a high-class thrift shop feel, with options for all ages. The store overlooks the Maple Avenue corridor that has attracted several other business openings in 2011 as well.
Fiseha is hoping to attract shoppers who want one of a kind ensembles that are rare in this area, as she is offering special occasion dresses, bags, and alterations in addition to her casual wear and evening gowns for women of all shapes and sizes.
“We have the latest fashion trends from around the world,” Fiseha said. “Hand made scarves and accessories that you won’t find at a lot of stores in this area. We can help you find whatever you’re looking for, and we have good deals too, I am excited to see what the future holds for us.”